Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Booth!

Today, is the big day for me! I have rented a small booth in a resale shop and will be moving some of my furniture there. I have downsized, gave away and bought more (its an obsession)! I used to send all of my stuff to the girls house, but then they started bringing it back after they were tired of it. My mother told me this would happen!

I have a friend whose son will be here soon to help me load the heavy stuff. Of course, I am naming my little booth Cute As Pie Cottage. Wish me luck, it's going to be a very busy day!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Bucket List

Hello to everyone! I know it has been awhile since my last post. Life has been very busy here at the cottage.

I have reached a new milestone this week. I had my 50th Birthday Sunday! It was a very quiet day, just relaxing at home with the husband. Kids stopped by to wish me a happy day.

I have been thinking about all the things I have accomplished in the last 50 years as well as the things I havent, so I have had to revamp my bucket list this week.

When I was 15 yrs old, I wanted to be a housewife and a mother. I just couldnt stand the thought of college,so after high school I got married,had kids and was a stay at home mother. At the age of 30 I went back to school for an LVN license and started to work in a doctors office. At 40 I was divorced, raising children, working full time and started back to school again for an RN degree. At 45, I graduated and went to work at a local hospital. At 48 I remarried and started working on my BSN degree. Now that I am 50 I am sitting here thinking about all the trials I have been through,but many of them for the best!

In March I set a goal to lose 30lbs, so far I have lost 21lbs...YEAH!! I will graduate in May with my BSN (it takes me a long time with working a full time job!). My last daughter is off to college in 30 days. And I am planning some me time very soon!

My new list includes:

More travel! I want to see Europe and spend a month in Italy.

I want the freedom of working 3 days a week again

I am getting pretty tired of school, so not sure about that

Still have 9lbs to go to reach my goal

I just rented a small booth space, so want to dabble in that for a while (honestly, I just have too much furniture and need to sell some of it)

Spend more time with my husband

Go fishing

Plant a garden

Redecorate the house

I may try to paint again. Im terrible at it, but I can take some lessons and work on it

I want to see the United States, but particularly the south.

I want to take cooking lessons at the college just for fun

I want to stay at a beach house and walk through the sand

All of this will take alot of money, so I may have to rethink the school thing again!

Most of all, I want to breathe deep, look at the sky, smell the ocean,feel the sun on my face,hold my husbands hand, walk through this life and enjoy every day to the fullest.

Its been quite a ride so far!

Have a great week!